Physical Therapist Assistant
Melissa Smith is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) at Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab.
Melissa joined the team at DOAR in 2011 after completing an internship and a traineeship under experienced orthopedics experts. She holds a 2-year degree in Physical Therapy from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia. Melissa worked as a CNA while she attending school in Roanoke, Virginia. She is very dedicated to becoming a orthopedics physical therapy expert.
Prior to becoming a physical therapy assistant, Melissa worked as a certified nurse aide (CNA) at Gretna Health & Rehab and Summit Health & Rehab. It was while she was employed as a CNA that Melissa decided to pursue the field of physical therapy. She had begun working closely with the rehab department, and she found that she wanted to be more involved, as her desire to help people get stronger and return to a more independent lifestyle was growing.
Melissa is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA).
Chatham Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab (434) 432-1680